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Gueudry J - - 2013
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) resistance to acyclovir (ACV) has only been reported in rare cases of immunocompromised patients. We report the first case of an immunocompetent patient with ACV-resistant VZV keratitis associated with a nucleotide deletion in the VZV thymidine kinase gene, leading to production of a truncated protein.
Bobillo Lobato Joaquín - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pompe disease is a disorder originating from an acid alpha-glycosidase (AAG) enzyme deficiency. This disease produces an accumulation of lysosomal glycogen in different tissues, whereby the skeletal and heart muscles are especially involved. The established diagnosis is achieved through the identification of the AAG deficiency. There are ...
Muñoz-Moreno José A - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cognitive complaints have been scarcely studied in people with HIV in Spain. The aim of this research was to know the prevalence of cognitive complaints in HIV-infected people, as well as its potential relationships with demographic, clinical and psychological variables, in the era of combination antiretroviral therapies. ...
Lušić Darija Vukić - - 2013
The quality of bathing water is of considerable public importance due to the possibility of fecal contamination. In 2009, Croatia implemented the new European Bathing Water Directive (BWD, 2006/7/EC) establishing stricter microbiological standards for new parameters with new reference methods. This study aims to evaluate the equivalence of different methods ...
Rosique López Lina - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Epiphora caused by nasolacrimal drainage system obstruction is the main indication for dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). So are chronic conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis from the same origin. Nasal endoscopy and the introduction of laser assisted DCR have facilitated the performance of the technique. However, it requires complex and expensive equipment, ...
Tavakkoli Mohammad - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Depression and fatigue are common in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). OBJECTIVE: We report clinical predictors of these conditions in patients seen in a university clinic. METHODS: A total of 167 CHC patients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS). Major depressive disorder (MDD) suggested by ...
Pro S - - 2013
Although primary headaches are very prevalent also in pediatric age, most neurophysiologic studies in these diseases concerned only the adulthood. The neurophysiologic investigation of the pathophysiological mechanisms subtending migraine and tension-type headache in children and adolescents could be particularly interesting, since during the developmental age the migrainous phenotype is scarcely ...
Oh In-Hyeok - - 2013
We designed a cancer-cell specific photosensitizer nano-carrier by synthesizing pheophorbide a (PheoA) conjugated glycol chitosan (GC) with reducible disulfide bonds (PheoA-ss-GC). The amphiphilic PheoA-ss-GC conjugates self-assembled in aqueous condition to form core-shell structured nanoparticles (PheoA-ss-CNPs) with good colloidal stability and switchable photoactivity. The photoactivity of PheoA-ss-CNPs in an aqueous environment ...
Coleman Shane M SM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Electronic address: - - 2013
When depression co-occurs with type 2 diabetes, adverse bidirectional interactions increase the burden of both illnesses. In addition to affecting patient's health, functioning, and quality of life, this relationship also results in increased mortality compared with those with depression or diabetes alone. The purpose of this study was to examine ...
Fariña-López Emilio - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the attitudes, knowledge and practice on the use of physical restraints by nursing staff working with the elderly, as well as the relationship existing between these variables. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive and correlational study was conducted among professionals from eight nursing homes. Three questionnaires asking ...
Farrar G Jane - - 2013
It has become evident that many human disorders are characterised by mitochondrial dysfunction either at a primary level, due to mutations in genes whose encoded products are involved in oxidative phosphorylation, or at a secondary level, due to the accumulation of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations. This has prompted keen interest ...
Franken Paul - - 2013
The timing and quality of both sleep and wakefulness are thought to be regulated by the interaction of two processes. One of these two processes keeps track of the prior sleep-wake history and controls the homeostatic need for sleep while the other sets the time-of-day that sleep preferably occurs. The ...
Okumura Eiichi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Corpus callosotomy limits the bilateral synchrony of epileptic discharges. However, the instantaneous changes in bilateral synchrony during corpus callosotomy are unclear. The present study investigated how and when bilateral synchrony is suppressed in the anterior and then posterior steps of corpus callosotomy. METHODS: Intra-operative scalp electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded ...
Chen Mei-Ling - - 2013
The aggressiveness of end-of-life (EOL) cancer care has often been analysed by the occurrence of several indicators, separately or aggregately. Whether aggressive EOL cancer care has different subtypes is unknown. This study sought to identify distinct subtypes of aggressive EOL care based on usage patterns of aggressive EOL-care indicators and ...
Tang X-P - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive and prognostic value of peripheral blood survivin and VEGF mRNA expression levels in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with stage I-IIIA NSCLC who underwent surgical resection were enrolled in this study. Thirty-six patients ...
Esan Oluyomi B - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Panic disorder is a common chronic illness that is often unrecognized, misdiagnosed, and untreated because it often presents to the physicians with symptoms that are similar to those of emergency medical conditions. One study of the prevalence of panic disorder in the general population in Nigeria has been published, ...
Matozzo Valerio - - 2013
The combined effects of decreased pH and increased temperature values on antioxidant enzyme activities and lipid peroxidation were evaluated for the first time in the clam Chamelea gallina and the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, two bivalve species that are widespread along the northwestern coast of the Adriatic Sea. For 7days, bivalves ...
Tang Mingliang - - 2013
One of the key challenges for neural tissue engineering is to exploit supporting materials with robust functionalities not only to govern cell-specific behaviors, but also to form functional neural network. The unique electrical and mechanical properties of graphene imply it as a promising candidate for neural interfaces, but little is ...
Risnes Ivar - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly used to save patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure at high risk of dying, but the long-term psychiatric outcome of the treatment has not been studied. METHODS: Twenty-eight adults who survived ECMO were subjected to psychiatric assessment 5 years after ECMO by means of ...
Bodade Pankaj R - - 2013
Aim: The overall aim of this pilot study was to establish the role of dental practitioners in identifying patients at risk of osteoporosis from panoramic radiographs. Methods: The pilot study evaluated 32 randomly selected postmenopausal women with no known secondary cause of bone loss. A panoramic radiograph of each patient ...
Alherabi Ameen Z - - 2013
Plasmacytoma is a discrete solitary mass of neoplastic monoclonal plasma cells in either bone marrow or soft tissue sites. Extramedullary plasmacytoma or multiple myeloma of the larynx is extremely a rare condition. We report a 77-year-old male patient diagnosed with multiple myeloma and presented with dysphagia. The rarity of the ...
Sinchak Kevin K Biol. Sci., California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA. - - 2013
Estradiol rapidly activates a microcircuit in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that is needed for maximal female sexual receptivity. Membrane estrogen receptor-α complexes with and signals through the metabotropic glutamate receptor-1a stimulating NPY release within the ARH activating proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons. These POMC neurons project to the medial ...
Gubata Marlene E - - 2013
To examine the performance of active duty U.S. Army personnel with accession medical waivers during combat deployments, the deployment duration and likelihood of early return from theater for medically waived (n = 18,093) and medically qualified (n = 250,209) personnel deploying between September 2001 and March 2011 were determined. The ...
Hu-Chen Liu - - 2013
The two most important issues of expert systems are the acquisition of domain experts' professional knowledge and the representation and reasoning of the knowledge rules that have been identified. First, during expert knowledge acquisition processes, the domain expert panel often demonstrates different experience and knowledge from one another and produces ...
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Arbuscule and intracelullar coil corresponding to Paris-type arbuscular mycorrhizas present in roots of the fern Blechnum chilense in a Valdivian temperate forest of Patagonia, Argentina (scale bar: 10 μm). (Photo: Natalia V. Fernández, Bariloche, Argentina).
Walker Avery - - 2013
Outpatient surgery is performed widely throughout the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). It is common practice throughout Medical Command to admit barracks dwelling active duty service members (ADSMs) undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures for overnight observation. We hypothesized that overnight observation of these individuals has not prevented adverse outcomes that would have ...
Narayanan R P - - 2013
The hypothesis of the study was that IGF2 gene polymorphisms were associated with longitudinal trends in weight through modification of IGF-II concentration.Observational study that explored associations of the IGF2 gene and baseline circulating IGF-II concentration with ‘real-world' longitudinal trends in body-mass index in a type 2 diabetes population.26 haplotype tagging ...
Nash William P - - 2013
Literature describing the phenomenology of the stress of combat suggests that war-zone experiences may lead to adverse psychological outcomes such as post-traumatic stress disorder not only because they expose persons to life threat and loss but also because they may contradict deeply held moral and ethical beliefs and expectations. We ...
Raja Jigna V - - 2013
Abstract Aim: The study aimed to evaluate the association between oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) and psychiatric morbidity in a controlled manner. Methods: Matched patients were divided into three groups: Those with areca nut chewing habits with OSF (Group 1; n=50); those with areca nut chewing habits without OSF (Group 2; ...
Frøkjær J B - - 2013
Longstanding diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with the risk of complications affecting the central nervous system. The aims were to study brain volume and cortical thickness in regional brain areas in DM patients and to correlate the findings with relevant clinical data.15 patients with longstanding (average 24.6 years) type 1 ...
Hunt Andrew P - - 2013
This study aimed to develop minimum standards for physical capability assessments (vertical jump, sit and reach, push-ups, seven-stage sit-ups, heaves, agility, 20-m shuttle run, loaded 5-km pack march, and 400-m swim) that candidates must pass before they can commence Australian Army Special Forces (SF) selection courses. Soldiers (Part A: n ...
Hill Owen T - - 2013
There is a scarcity of analytic research on active duty Army (ADA) knee injuries (KI), such as soft tissue knee injuries (STKI), which are the predominant ADA KI pattern. To quantify the independent adjusted association of significant ADA STKI risk factors, 2000-2005. Using the Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes ...
Breeze John - - 2013
Ballistic protective materials used in body armor are tested with fragment simulating projectiles (FSPs). The type of FSP used has historically been made by choosing fragments representative of those produced by controlled explosions, which may not be representative of those fragments actually injuring soldiers. 75 cylindrical FSPs of three different ...
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pilot-testing patient safety worksheets for surveyors to use to review how hospitals comply with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for quality assessment and performance improvement, infection control, and discharge planning. Familiarize yourself with the Conditions of Participation and the worksheets and ...
Nzila Alexis - - 2013
Current malaria treatments are based on the use of artemisinin based combinations. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the combination of pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine/artesunate is the first line of treatment of uncomplicated malaria, while lumefantrine/artemether (Coartem) is used as a second option. The treatment of severe malaria rests on the use of ...
Yin Li-Yan - - 2013
A challenge facing military caregivers is the presence of multidrug-resistant infection in extremity wounds. Most frequently identified resistant strains are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), and Acinetobacter baumannii (AB). We adapted an existing osteomyelitis model to simulate an infected extremity wound for antibiotic testing. New ...
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At New York Presbyterian, each service has a barrier reduction team, led by a nurse manager, that identifies barriers to the discharge process and determines ways to improve. Teams include care coordinators, social workers, nurses, and any other discipline that can affect patient throughput. Teams collect information on anticipated versus ...
Wang Ying - - 2013
To observe the potential protective effect of angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) on rat choroidal neovascularization (CNV) leakage. The study was conducted at the Eye Institute of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan, China from June 2012 to June 2013. Thirty CNV model rats were induced by laser. In vivo, fluorescein fundus ...
Cassler Nicole M - - 2013
Dietary supplements are implicated in an increasing number of minor and serious adverse events, including death. A series of adverse events in deployed Marines using multiple supplements prompted medical officers to investigate the prevalence of supplement use among Marines stationed on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The investigators developed a survey to ...
Ali Shaukat - - 2013
Antioxidizing enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidae) are important enzymatic systems used to degrade hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, thereby lowering intracellular hydrogen peroxide levels. Entomopathogenic fungi display increased activities of antioxidizing enzymes during growth and germination, which is necessary to counteract the hyperoxidant state produced by oxidative ...
Xu Dongli D Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Wuhan 430074, - - 2013
High-throughput optical imaging is critical to obtain large-scale neural connectivity information of brain in neuroscience. Using a digital mirror device and a scientific complementary metal-oxide semiconductor camera, we report a significant speed improvement of structured illumination microscopy (SIM), which produces a maximum SIM net frame rate of 133 Hz. We ...
Jafarzadeh S - - 2013
This paper introduces a new stability test and control design methodology for type-1 and type-2 continuous-time (CT) Takagi-Sugeno-Kang systems. Unlike methods based on a common Lyapunov function, our stability results apply for systems with unstable consequents, and our controllers can be designed for systems with unstabilizable consequents. The stability results ...
Hall Noah M - - 2013
Methemoglobinemia is a potentially life-threatening complication of local anesthetic sprays employed in upper endoscopy. There is limited information available on the incidence of this complication, and no prospective trial has ever undertaken to evaluate subclinical levels of methemoglobinemia. To evaluate the incidence of subclinical methemoglobinemia in patients exposed to anesthetic ...
Gellner A-K - - 2013
The evaluation of episodic seizure-like symptoms is a common challenge in the neurologist's daily routine. The clinical signs (semiology) are the most important puzzle pieces to distinguish epileptic seizures from other episodic entities. Due to the often far-reaching health and social consequences of the diagnosis of epilepsy, the early and ...
Ren Jingchao - - 2013
To determine the association of high birth weight (HBW) with the risk of obesity in childhood and adolescence. We also aimed to explore the interactions of HBW with physical activity and dietary habits. In a birth cohort born in 1993, 1994, and 1995 in Wuxi, China, subjects with a birth ...
Cesta Toni - - 2013
Managing patient flow is a complex process that includes the daily management of patient throughput and capacity issues, and also the measurement and management of monthly data indicators. These indicators touch on every department and discipline in the hospital and should be readily shared and discussed. Because patient flow management ...
Korkmaz Serdal - - 2013
To investigate if there is a correlation between pre- and post-treatment mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet size deviation width (PDW), and platecrit (PCT) values and to investigate whether we can use them as laboratory parameters to estimate the relapses of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) patients. Patients with ITP diagnosed at the ...
Yan Grace W - - 2013
Chaplains play a unique role in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems and have numerous responsibilities. Compassion satisfaction (CS), compassion fatigue (CF), and burnout (BO) are three major phenomenons that have been documented in other helping professions, but little is known about VA Chaplains' professional quality of life. This ...
Nikolovska Julijana - - 2013
Summary This paper gives an overview of the development of health insurance and some aspects of the oral health care in the Republic of Macedonia since it became independent in 1991. First, it describes the provision of oral health care and treatments funded by the public health care system. The ...
Hamid Mohamed E - - 2013
This study aimed to clarify the taxonomic position of an actinomycete isolated from an HIV-positive male patient with pulmonary complications in Asir, southern region of Saudi Arabia. The strain was found to have phenotypic properties typical of nocardiae and 16S rRNA gene analysis clustered the isolate with Nocardia wallacei (accession ...
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